February 24, 2020
November 24, 2018
National Giving Month December Giving Makes Us Human Jimmy LaRose

National Giving Month Proclamation: Is It Worthy of Your Signature?

National Giving Month Proclamation: Is It Worthy of Your Signature? – Jimmy LaRose We’re please to announce that over 8,991 thoughtful American Citizens have signed the proclamation making the month of December our Country’s Official National Giving Month. Once we reach 10,000 signatures our U.S. Senators, Congressman and the White House will offer a legislative resolution celebrating the generosity of our 310 million households. Because of friends like you we only need 1019 more signatures to […]
October 15, 2018
National Giving Month

National Giving Month: December Giving Makes Us Human

In a recent interview I had with Jimmy LaRose, head of the National Giving Month Initiative, LaRose shared , “Did you know that neither Congress nor the Executive Branch has officially dedicated any of our twelve months to acts of volunteerism or charitable giving? December provides us a very special opportunity to celebrate those individuals, groups and organizations who invest their lives in charity.” I agree with Jimmy and share his belief that nonprofits provide […]
August 2, 2018
NANOE Board Stupid Hats John Horak

NANOE Asks Board Members to Take Off Their “Stupid Hats” – John Horak

By John Horak, TANGO Alliance – The National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executives (NANOE) is a relatively new and modest organization, but that hasn’t stopped it from challenging nonprofit sector dogma at the most fundamental level. A case in point is its suggestion that the “volunteer governing board” model should be upgraded to a “paid board” model.
May 21, 2018
Kathleen Robinson NANOE Convention Expo

The Most Important Charitable Event in a Generation – Kathleen Robinson

NANOE Board of Governors 2019 Convention & Expo whose theme “PUTTING MONEY FIRST” will be the the most important charitable event in a generation says Dr. Kathleen Robinson. Robinson will oversee this historic capacity-building conference and is the author of NANOE’s New Guidelines for Tomorrow’s Nonprofit. When asked about Kathleen Robinson, NANOE Board Chair, Bishop Redfern II shared, “Kathleen is the heart & soul of this event! She’ll challenge everything you believe about money and inspire you and your nonprofit to achieve significant impact. Attendees will […]
May 6, 2018
NANOE Association of Fundraising Professionals Jimmy LaRose Sexual Harrassment

Is There a Secret Reason AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) Is Hating On Donors?

Association of Fundraising Professionals is selling snake-oil again. Except this time their new product line includes accusations against donors, philanthropists, corporate execs and foundation execs of sexual misconduct. IT BOGGLES THE MIND. Can you believe it, or am I the only one that’s flabbergasted?
March 16, 2018
Jimmy LaRose Reports Good News For Charities Who Rely On Money For Mission

February’s Job Report – 313,000 Jobs Boost U.S. Economy – RAISE MONEY NOW – Jimmy LaRose

MONEY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN MISSION (OR MINISTRY)! Jimmy LaRose forecasts FINANCIAL BOOM for nonprofits everywhere. Last month I wrote an article titled, What Tax Reform Means for Charity: MORE MONEY, MONEY, MONEY and predicted that the Tax Cut & Jobs Act would grow the economy; reduce taxes;
January 27, 2018
Tax Reform Will Be Good for Charities

Tax Reform And Your Charity. What’s Really Happening? – Michael Rosen

Tax Reform, Charitable Giving & Your Nonprofit. I’ve got good news for charities considering the implications of the recently signed “Tax Cut & Jobs Act” bill. The Tax Foundation’s Center for Federal Tax Policy projects that tax reform will grow the economy making more money available for giving; reduce taxes increasing disposable income; increase wages generating more disposable income; and create hundreds-of-thousands more jobs. Why is this good for nonprofits? It’s simple, when people have more personal income, […]
January 9, 2018
Why Tax Reform Bill is Great for Nonprofits

What Tax Reform Means for Charity: more Money, Money, Money

What Tax Reform Means for Charity: more Money, Money, Money. The recently passed “Tax Cuts & Jobs Act” bill (which I have read in its entirety) is the greatest thing to happen to nonprofits in three decades. Especially for organizations who rely on MONEY to underwrite their programs. Consider the old adage, “there are things in life that are more important than money”, is about as silly as saying “there are things in life that are more important than […]
June 19, 2019

6 Reasons To Pay Board Members

Pay Board Members? Last week, with great fanfare and applause, NANOE honored their Board Members with financial compensation for their service to the charitable sector. NANOE’s president, Louis Fawcett, issued checks in the amount of $1,000 for their board meeting held during NANOE’s Convention & Expo in Charleston, SC. During his presentation Fawcett posed the question, “You may not pay your board members but if you did…WHICH ONES WOULD YOU KEEP?” The crowd responded with […]
May 23, 2019
Wegner CPAs Scott Haumersen

Wegner CPAs Has The Answers Charities Need

Wegner CPAs’ Scott Haumersen, NANOE Treasurer and Board Member, is a CHAMPION FOR CHANGE throughout the charitable sector. Haumersen serves the our sector by both overseeing NANOE’s finances and expanding Wegner CPAs’ services to nonprofit’s across the United States. He’s fond of saying, “NANOE has the answer’s charities need!” Here’s a word from Scott: Wegner CPAs is about people – our clients, our employees, our community. Our professionals guide individuals, businesses and nonprofits with personal […]
April 27, 2019
Cause Inspired Media NANOE

Cause Inspired Media Raises Millions With Google & Nonprofits

A different kind of marketing firm, Cause Inspired Media is a Google Ad Grants Certified Professional that works exclusively with nonprofit organizations to manage their digital advertising. The Google Ad Grants Program has been at the heart of Cause Inspired Media’s mission since their inception. As experts, they excel in harnessing the power of Google Ads to increase capacity building for nonprofit organizations, which frees their staff to remain focused on mission-based work. Honed by […]
April 26, 2019
NANOE has it right Jack Horak

NANOE Has It Right – They’re Not Your Grandparent’s Nonprofit Association

NANOE has it right. As I mentioned in last month’s column, I attended and spoke at the annual meeting of the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executives (NANOE) in Charleston on March 26th and 27th. Why does NANOE has it right? NANOE is not your “grandparent’s nonprofit association” in that it is bold and brave enough to bring truly independent and unconventional thought to the nonprofit public square — and is not shy about […]
April 26, 2019
Nonprofit Services NPS

NonProfit Services Named Charity’s Official Technology Partner

Rockville, MD – NANOE, (the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executives) is proud to announce that NonProfit Services (NPS) has been named the Official Technology Partner for NANOE and charities everywhere. “NANOE recognizes the value and leadership that NPS brings to our members. Technology is a vital part of how a nonprofit works internally and gets their message out. We all need more companies like NPS”, Jimmy LaRose, Co-Founder NANOE. “Being named the Technology […]
April 6, 2019
New Guidelines for Nonprofits Kathleen Robinson

New Guidelines for Nonprofits by Kathleen Robinson & Jimmy LaRose

New Guidelines for Nonprofits reminds me of my youth. My name is Jack Horak and when I was growing up in the 1960s, it was common for parents of school age children to buy an encyclopedia for use in the home. In fact, there were door to door salesmen who sold their encyclopedia’s to families as a compendium of world knowledge that their school aged children should have at home, arranged alphabetically over several volumes, […]
April 2, 2019
Tracy Ebarb NANOE

Tracy Ebarb Receives NANOE’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Tracy Ebarb is this year’s recipient of NANOE’s 2019 Kathleen Robinson Lifetime Achievement Award.  Tracy is the International Director of the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives (NANOE) headquartered in Washington, D.C. and has spent his entire career working to improve charitable capacity-building and the changing philanthropic landscape. The Kathleen Robinson Life Achievement Award is issued to a NANOE member who has met two important criteria. First, the recipient has demonstrated a life-time commitment to building […]
December 16, 2018
Jimmy LaRose NANOE Co-Founder

Jimmy LaRose Slaughters Charity’s “Sacred Cows”

Jimmy LaRose NANOE Co-Founder has a strong opinion about the “Sacred Cows” he and his colleagues believe no longer work for charitable organizations. NANOE has outlined eight different topics he’s promised nonprofit executives won’t have to put up with during NANOE’s 2019 Board of Governor’s Convention & Expo. Here’s the list of phrases BANNED by LaRose and NANOE’s 2019 Board of Governors: 1. You Need to Recruit More Board Members (why add to the crazy-making?) 2. Try […]
November 24, 2018
Jim Eskin Major Gifts Fundraising Training

Major Gifts Fundraising: 10 Ways To Improve Your “Ask”

Major Gifts Fundraising: 10 Ways To Improve Your “Ask” – Jim Eskin. After a fulfilling career in higher education advancement — including the last nine years heading the local community college foundation — I was ready to pursue a lifelong dream to VENTURE OUT ON MY OWN. Over the past several years I was spending more and more weekends training nonprofit board members and volunteers on the art and science of fundraising … and loving […]
November 2, 2018
Jason Bundy Molly Bundy NANOE

Jason Bundy to Receive Strickland Philanthropist Medallion

After a thorough and significant review of several nominated donors and family foundations NANOE’s Nominations Committee as announced Molly & Jason Bundy as the 2019 recipients of the Jerry Strickland Best Practice Philanthropist Medallion. This commendation is not bestowed based on to whom a family gives, nor the number of gifts made, or even the generous amounts shared, but rather it is awarded because of the WAY a family gives when it invests in a charity.  […]
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